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Gastrointestinal complications: the most frequent internal complications of systemic sclerosis (SSc)


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:14 PM

Gastrointestinal complications: the most frequent internal complications of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Manifestations of SSc in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are common, occurring in 50-90% of patients. Oesophageal dysfunction is the most common GI manifestation, but patients may also experience dysfunction of the stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, each of which can be responsible for severe and distressing symptoms. A Forbes. (PubMed) Rheumatology (Oxford). 2009 Jun;48 Suppl 3:iii36-9. (Also see: GI Involvement)


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